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59th House race still close
November 7, 2006
Incumbent has slim lead.
Lawrence’s Praeger wins re-election as insurance commissioner
November 7, 2006
Incumbent says victory “feels very good.”
Township election roundup
November 7, 2006
Dwyer elected Wakarusa Township clerk.
Moore takes 3rd Congressional seat race
November 7, 2006
Douglas County helps Democrat win fifth term in Congress.
Boyda defeats incumbent Ryun for 2nd Congressional seat
November 7, 2006
Democrat part of a national wave of Congressional victories.
Brown holds off challenge to win re-election to 38th House seat
November 7, 2006
Republican outlasts Bryant’s challenge.
Holland victorious in the 10th House race
November 7, 2006
Democrat wins another term.
Jones wins re-election to Douglas County Commission
November 7, 2006
Incumbent says “I love my work.”
Sebelius talking about the future
November 7, 2006
Incumbent says she will focus on education, health care and the economy.
Mah wins 53rd House seat
November 7, 2006
Democrat wins second term.
Ballard wins eighth term in state House
November 7, 2006
Ballard heading to state House for eighth term.
Tafanelli wins another term in state House
November 7, 2006
47th House seat goes to incumbent.
Davis wins handily in the 46th House race
November 7, 2006
Incumbent says education is key issue
Chidren head to the polls, too
November 7, 2006
Results similar to adults’ vote tallies.
Sloan wins seventh term
November 7, 2006
45th House incumbent wins by 3-1 margin.
Morrison defeats Attorney General Kline
November 7, 2006
Former Republican defeats conservative.
Ryun facing upset in 2nd Congressional District
November 7, 2006
Moore, Moran, Tiahrt heading back to Congress.
Sebelius claims victory
November 7, 2006
Governor elected to second term.
Giles dismissed from team
Boot comes after battery citation
November 7, 2006
Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self has dismissed junior C.J. Giles from the program for a pattern of irresponsible behavior and disrespect for team rules.
Join us tonight for election results
Lots of features will be available
November 7, 2006
Lots of features will be available
Kids also casting ballots today
About 400 volunteers are helping with the project today and tonight
November 7, 2006
About 400 volunteers are helping with the project today and tonight.
Giles cited for battery
Incident comes days after KU player reinstated to basketball team
November 7, 2006
Incident comes days after KU player reinstated to basketball team
Lawrence turnout strong
Problems reported at some polls across town
08:43 a.m., November 7, 2006 Updated 01:29 p.m.
Big numbers expected for Ryun-Boyda race.
Verdict out on young voter turnout
November 7, 2006 in print edition on A5
Kansas University student Bill Walberg has a packed schedule today. 6:30 a.m.: Rise and shine. 8 a.m.: Take to the streets to wave signs for Republican candidates. 10 a.m.: Pick up candidate pamphlets at local GOP headquarters and distribute them at area precincts. 4 p.m.: More sign waving.
H&R Block considers sale, other options for mortgage business
November 7, 2006 in print edition on B8
H&R Block Inc. announced Monday that it is considering a possible sale of Option One, its once-vibrant mortgage subsidiary that has been struggling in recent months. The Kansas City-based tax preparation company said other alternatives also are being considered for Option One, but a spokesman declined to elaborate on those possible scenarios.
KU third in opening AP poll
November 7, 2006 in print edition on C1
Unranked in the Associated Press preseason poll a year ago, Kansas University’s men’s basketball team opens the 2006-07 season the No. 3-rated team in the land. “This puts a lot of pressure on us now. Being ranked so high, I think we’ll be the hunted,” KU sophomore Brandon Rush said Monday after learning Florida was tapped No. 1, North Carolina No. 2 and the Jayhawks No. 3.
Pheasant hunting ripe with memories yet again
November 7, 2006 in print edition on C7
The phone rang Wednesday, and I answered it. The voice on the other side asked anxiously if we were still going pheasant hunting Friday. With my affirmation, I immediately could feel the relaxed tone of the caller.
McCarney: Job talk ‘distraction’ for ISU
November 7, 2006 in print edition on C6
Iowa State coach Dan McCarney is confused and frustrated by how the season has gone, and his players, he said, are “emotionally spent” by all the rumors concerning his job status. Not exactly comforting words to hear from a team with two games left to play.
Seattle discovers ‘D’
Seahawks rack up nine sacks, shut out Raiders
November 7, 2006 in print edition on C6
Craig Terrill and the Seattle Seahawks delivered the kind of defensive performance they needed with Shaun Alexander and Matt Hasselbeck on the sideline nursing injuries. Facing the Oakland Raiders on a stormy night sure helped the cause.
Brown befuddled by BCS rankings
Coach blames computers for slip compared to Longhorns’ place in polls
November 7, 2006 in print edition on C6
Texas coach Mack Brown is puzzled by the Bowl Championship Series computer rankings. The Longhorns (9-1, 6-0 Big 12) are ranked fourth in this week’s Associated Press Top 25, third in the coaches poll, but fifth in the BCS.
Nellie’s Mavs reunion not a total lovefest
November 7, 2006 in print edition on C4
Don Nelson started the revival of the Dallas Mavericks that culminated in the franchise’s first trip to the NBA finals this past summer. So when the club revealed a banner Monday night honoring its Western Conference championship, it was only fitting that Nellie was there to watch - even if it was from the opposing team’s bench.
2003: A hoops odyssey
Draft class takes its place atop the NBA world
November 7, 2006 in print edition on C4
The three Sports Illustrated cover boys and Team USA captains have received the most attention as the most popular NBA season-opening story line.
Traffic forecasting study considered
November 7, 2006 in print edition on B2
Douglas County commissioners want to prepare for increasing traffic south of Lawrence and the need for improved east-west roadways and new bridges. Next year might be a good time to set aside money to pay for a study to determine which roads are likely to become major thoroughfares, commissioners said Monday.
Clinics seek to thwart inquiry
Kansas Supreme Court asked to stop Kline’s investigation
November 7, 2006 in print edition on A1
Leaders at two health care clinics Monday asked the Kansas Supreme Court to stop Atty. Gen. Phill Kline’s investigation into abortion records, seal the patients’ information and launch a probe into an alleged leak from the records.
Record floods feared; at least one dead
November 7, 2006 in print edition on A3
A windy Pacific storm dumped heavy rain Monday on western Washington, killing at least one person, prompting warnings of record flooding and forcing rescues by the National Guard.
Fire hits Gatorland, kills pythons, crocodile
November 7, 2006 in print edition on A3
Two 8-foot long pythons and a 5-foot crocodile have died after fire struck the popular Gatorland park early Monday. One of Florida’s oldest tourist attractions, Gatorland gift shop, entrance and ticket booth were badly damaged. The giant concrete gator head at the main entrance was charred, its white teeth blackened with soot, its mouth full of debris.
Microsoft unveils 3-D maps of cities
November 7, 2006 in print edition on A3
Microsoft Corp. has upgraded its online mapping service to include three-dimensional tours of 15 U.S. cities, marking another step in its dogged pursuit of Internet search leader Google Inc.
World War II aircraft carrier gets stuck in N.Y. river mud
November 7, 2006 in print edition on A3
The USS Intrepid, the aircraft carrier that survived World War II bomb and kamikaze attacks, got stuck in the mud Monday in the Hudson River as tugboats tried to pull it from its berth. The ship - a huge floating military museum that draws hundreds of thousands of tourists a year - was supposed to be towed across the river to a dry dock in Bayonne, N.J., for a $60 million renovation.
Court considers false arrest lawsuit
November 7, 2006 in print edition on A3
Andre Wallace faces the distinct possibility that the legal system that wrongly kept him in jail for a third of his life will now tell him he waited too long to seek compensation. Several Supreme Court justices indicated Monday they are inclined to agree with lower court rulings that Wallace missed a deadline by waiting until 2003 to sue the Chicago police officers who arrested him illegally in 1994.
Voter interest high across nation
November 7, 2006 in print edition on A3
Power in Washington hangs in the balance today as the bitter slugfest for control of Congress comes to a head in a final flurry of polling, rallies and vows of victory. Republicans took heart in polls showing GOP momentum as key races tightened across the country. They said they were pinning their hopes on their superior turnout machine.
Advance voting a popular option
November 7, 2006 in print edition on A1
Inside Building 21 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, County Clerk Jamie Shew held a ballot out for a room full of election judges to see. There are going to be questions on how to fill these out, Shew told the election judges, who are watching over the 67 county voting locations today. The supervising judges, posted one to a poll, have been training for three weeks.
On the Record
November 7, 2006 in print edition on B2
Hearing ordered on jurors in governor case
November 7, 2006 in print edition on A3
A federal judge on Monday scheduled a hearing to determine if jurors who convicted former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy of corruption improperly considered information from the Internet or other outside sources.
Mercury to pass in front of sun - but don’t look right at it
Smallest planet can be viewed Wednesday through filtered telescopes, online cameras
November 7, 2006 in print edition on A1
An infrequent astronomical sight - tiny Mercury inching across the surface of the sun - takes place Wednesday afternoon in North America. But you’ll need the right kind of telescope to see it.
Crews work to contain 300-acre wildfire
November 7, 2006 in print edition on A3
A wind-driven wildfire scorched more than 600 acres of brush on Monday, torched an industrial yard and forced the evacuation of two schools before firefighters gained the upper hand, officials said.
People in the News
November 7, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ American author wins France’s Goncourt Prize ¢ Alicia Keys speaks up for celebrities’ African aid ¢ Snoop Dogg booked on airport weapon charge
PBS credits aviation’s lost father
November 7, 2006 in print edition on A2
Eras of invention and innovations often are hallmarked by dueling personalities. Think of electricity’s Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla or the personal computer’s Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.
Brooks & Dunn dominate awards
Urban, Chesney provide emotion during CMA show
November 7, 2006 in print edition on A2
Kenny Chesney won entertainer of the year and Brooks & Dunn’s inspirational song “Believe” won three trophies, including single and song of the year, Monday night at the 40th Annual Country Music Assn. Awards.
Questions and answers about the face of Congress
November 7, 2006 in print edition on A4
Today’s election will determine which party controls the 435-member House and the 100-member Senate. Here’s a look at what’s at stake and how the results could reshape Capitol Hill.
Florida doesn’t want to dwell on title
National-championship run was great, players say, but it won’t win them games this season
November 7, 2006 in print edition on C2
Last basketball season, Florida players and coaches say, isn’t important now. Yet all around them, reminders of last year’s success loom. On the bookshelves, where most preseason publications put the Gators on their cover and both national polls have Florida as their preseason No. 1. On the court, where they return the top seven players from last season.
Rangers hire new manager
Texas taps Oakland third-base coach Washington
November 7, 2006 in print edition on C2
Ron Washington always has been a popular coach with players, stressing communication and letting them be themselves. Now he will get his chance as a manager with the Texas Rangers, who wanted and needed somebody with those characteristics. “I am very thrilled. I don’t think I can find words to express it right now,” Washington said. “Maybe one day I will find the words.”
Tale of the Tape: KU vs ESU
November 7, 2006 in print edition on C5
E-State has ‘hustlers’
November 7, 2006 in print edition on C5
Emporia State’s basketball players and coaches didn’t catch Kansas University’s 30-point exhibition rout of Washburn on TV. “When was that : Thursday? We were probably going 20 miles an hour at that time. Our bus was breaking down on us. Clogged fuel pump,” sixth-year E-State coach David Moe groaned.
Hornet cheer-worthy
KU game dream come true for Elliott
November 7, 2006 in print edition on C5
If you get the chance, cheer for Scott Elliott tonight. His colors might be black and gold. But his heart is all crimson and blue. “It’s pretty much the game,” Elliott said, “I’ve been waiting for my whole life.” His first college basketball experience was at Allen Fieldhouse. He was only 9.
Dry weather lets fall harvest proceed
November 7, 2006 in print edition on B3
After a week of heavy rainfall, drier conditions across Kansas allowed farmers to make significant progress in harvesting fall crops, the Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday.
BU soccer trio honored by HAAC
November 7, 2006 in print edition on C3
Three Baker University soccer players - Scott Appell, Marty Johnston and Bret Clark - have received all-Heart of America Athletic Conference honors.
KU rowers fare well at Head of Hooch
November 7, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s Open Eight boat won, and KU rowers LlynnAnn Laugesen and Elisheva Patterson placed 1-2 in the Lightweight Single event Sunday at the Head of the Hooch. KU’s Annie Sims was third in the Championship Single event in 18:56.3.
KU Queers and Allies to host open forum
November 7, 2006
Kansas University’s student group Queers and Allies will be host to “Ask a Queer a Question,” an open forum at 7:30 p.m. today in the Kansas Room of the Kansas Union on KU’s campus.
KU women’s lacrosse undeafeated at tourney
November 7, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s women’s lacrosse club went 4-0 at the Central Plains Women’s Lacross League tournament over the weekend.
Bum knee sidelines Waters
Chiefs guard joins growing list of battered and bruised
November 7, 2006 in print edition on C1
Pro Bowl left guard Brian Waters has sprained ligaments in his knee, but will not be out for the year, Kansas City coach Herm Edwards said Monday. Waters, a key part of the Chiefs’ offense, was hurt on the second possession in Sunday’s 31-17 victory over St. Louis. He appeared to be the most seriously injured of five players who had to leave the game and did not return.
High school seniors invited to Baker
November 7, 2006 in print edition on B3
Baker University will have its Senior Weekend on Saturday and Sunday. The event is an opportunity for high school seniors to tour the Baldwin campus, meet with faculty and staff, and learn about financial aid, campus activities and residence hall life.
Defense captures Jayhawks’ attention
KU seeks better effort tonight against Emporia State
November 7, 2006 in print edition on C1
Nobody had any complaints about Kansas University’s fast-paced offense last week. The defense, however, apparently wasn’t so strong in the Jayhawks’ 99-69 exhibition-opening rout against Washburn on Thursday at Allen Fieldhouse.
Kansas soccer denied NCAA tourney bid
November 7, 2006 in print edition on C3
For the second-straight year, 11 victories were not enough to get Kansas University into the NCAA soccer tournament.
Sudden impact
Foulk not fazed by 11-man game
November 7, 2006 in print edition on C1
Eudora High football player Dustin Foulk made one heck of a first impression on the Cardinals coaching staff with how he has performed on the playing field. Just a year ago, Foulk, now a senior, was playing football at Cunningham High.
Leader revises estimate on Castro’s return
November 7, 2006 in print edition on A6
Cuba’s foreign minister backed away Monday from his prediction that Fidel Castro will return to power by early December, leaving open questions about the pace of the communist leader’s recovery from intestinal surgery.
President defiant amid calls for resignation
November 7, 2006 in print edition on A6
The Kyrgyz president gave in Monday to opposition demands to fire key law enforcement officials but refused calls to resign even as thousands protested and police guarding his headquarters switched over to the demonstrators’ side.
Court convicts Egyptian on terror charges
November 7, 2006 in print edition on A6
An Egyptian man who is one of the chief suspects in the 2004 Madrid train bombings was sentenced to 10 years in jail Monday by an Italian court.
Bombings raise fears of guerrilla uprising
November 7, 2006 in print edition on A6
Three powerful bombs exploded early Monday at a bank, political party’s headquarters and federal election court, raising fears that the kind of political violence that has been raging in the southern state of Oaxaca had arrived in the nation’s capital.
Committee suggests U.N. streamlining
November 7, 2006 in print edition on A6
A high-level panel called for streamlining U.N. programs to fight poverty, provide humanitarian aid and protect the environment, saying competition among agencies often duplicates efforts and fails to deliver results, a final draft of its report says.
Red Cross urges ban on cluster bombs
November 7, 2006 in print edition on A6
The international Red Cross called Monday for the abolition of cluster bombs, saying the indiscriminate deaths they cause - including children attracted by their bright color and the tiny parachute sometimes attached - outweigh any military advantages.
Ortega heads toward win in Nicaragua
November 7, 2006
Daniel Ortega, the revolutionary Marxist who battled a U.S.-backed Contra insurgency in the 1980s, was closing in on Nicaragua’s presidency, appearing Monday to have defeated four opponents with promises that he was a changed man.
Palestinian government accord elusive
Amid heightened violence in Gaza, Hamas and Abbas meet for unification talks
November 7, 2006 in print edition on A6
The Palestinian president and prime minister, heading rival movements, on Monday again failed to agree on a joint government that might lead to lifting Western sanctions that have bankrupted their administration - but they planned to keep trying.
Al-Qaida operative faces life sentence for bomb plots
November 7, 2006 in print edition on A6
An al-Qaida operative captured in Britain planned to bomb the New York Stock Exchange and plotted a series of murderous attacks on London, including a scheme to blow up a London subway train as it passed below the River Thames, prosecutors said Monday.
Candle cause of fire in Eudora trailer home
November 7, 2006 in print edition on B1
Clutter piled throughout a trailer home complicated Eudora firefighters’ efforts during a blaze Sunday evening, Eudora Fire Chief Randy Ates said Monday.
Pole vaulter arrested in runner’s beating
November 7, 2006 in print edition on B1
A Kansas University pole vaulter has been arrested for aggravated battery in connection with a beating last week that sent one of his teammates to the hospital. John K. McDonald, 19, a sophomore from Hays, is due in court for a first appearance Nov. 17.
Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook
November 7, 2006 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s Nov. 18 football game against Kansas State will kick off at 2:30 p.m. and be televised by Fox Sports Net (Sunflower Broadband channel 36). It’s the second-straight season the KU-KSU game will be televised. Last year’s 12-3 K-State victory also aired on FSN.
Former Jeff. Co. worker suing for second time
November 7, 2006 in print edition on B1
A former Jefferson County employee is suing the county for the second time, alleging he was denied a job on a road crew because of perceived health problems. In a lawsuit in U.S. District Court, Lynn R. Zwygart alleges the county violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it failed to hire him in summer 2005.
Teacher latest to report seeing mountain lion
November 7, 2006 in print edition on B1
A teacher is the latest Lawrence resident to spot a mountain lion in the area. “I’m reasonably certain I did,” said Craig Hershiser, who teaches English at Free State High School. “It kind of took me by surprise.” Hershiser was driving south on South Lawrence Avenue about 7:45 a.m. Sunday when he came to the stop sign at 31st Street.
Penn House to shut down to fix foundation crack
November 7, 2006 in print edition on B1
To ensure the safety of its 900 monthly visitors, a noted community center will be shutting down temporarily.
City being asked to tear up new road
George Williams Way not big enough to accommodate growth
November 7, 2006 in print edition on B1
The short section of George Williams Way just south of Sixth Street looks like a city street to brag about. The pavement is pothole-free. The sidewalks are smooth. The curbs and gutters are solid. The road is less than 2 years old.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
November 7, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 7, 1906: “A number of livestock losses of late have been attributed either to bands of coyotes or even influence from wolves.
KU program helps disabled communicate
November 7, 2006 in print edition on B1
It seems small, but one sentence out of 20-year-old Joe Steffy’s lips was music to his parents’ ears. “I wanted to jump right out of my skin,” Janet Steffy recalled of hearing her son speak. “You’re so excited you can hardly stand it - your son said something that a total stranger understood.”
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
November 7, 2006 in print edition on B6
Democrat Robert Docking upset incumbent Republican Gov. William Avery, a former U.S. congressman, for the Kansas governorship.
Challenges offer inspiration for U.S. voters
November 7, 2006 in print edition on B6
To grasp simultaneously the promise of and the perils facing America, nothing can surpass sequential visits to Liberty Island, Ellis Island and Ground Zero. And to realize that promise and ward off those perils, there is no more powerful action than the careful exercise of a central blessing of democracy: the right and responsibility to vote.
Political elders stand ready to counsel
November 7, 2006 in print edition on B6
A couple of things have turned up that may help to clear your mind and revive your spirit after the nastiness of this political campaign: Goodness knows, we need relief after the barrage of negative ads and insistent phone calls that candidates and political parties unleashed on us.
Veterans Day
November 7, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: As Veterans Day approaches, I wonder how much people actually know about the holiday. Too many people these days look forward to the day off and not to the real purpose of the holiday.
False idols
November 7, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I appreciate the Journal-World Faith Forum Section. This past Saturday you interviewed pastors from two large churches in Lawrence on the topic of how our hobbies can become a form of worship of false idols. I read both of these articles with interest.
Woodling: City youth deserve own place
November 7, 2006 in print edition on C1
You and I have enough decisions to make in the polling booth today. Still, I really wish the ballot contained one more question. “Should Lawrence add another half-cent to its sales tax to fund a youth sports complex?” That’s hypothetical. Maybe a quarter of a cent would be enough, or perhaps a full cent would be necessary.
Practical legacy
November 7, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: So, Kansas University is falling apart, and for a mere $256 million things can be put back into tip-top shape.
Rule of law
November 7, 2006 in print edition on B7
To the editor: On Sunday, White House spokesman Tony Snow gave a moving, accurate dissertation as to why Saddam Hussein’s sentence and trial were important, not because of the sentence itself, but because the Iraqis had demonstrated that he is subject to the “rule of law” in an “independent judiciary,” …
Thoughts turn to retirement
November 7, 2006 in print edition on B7
It took me an hour to turn the clocks back an hour, coordinating all watches and digital alarm clocks and oven clock and kitchen clock and car clocks to Central Standard Time, during which a man starts to question the entire concept of promptitude, meetings, appointments, etc., which leads to thoughts of retirement, the End of the Trail, Old Paint, the part of your life when it doesn’t matter so much if it’s 9:30 or 10:05, or even if it’s Tuesday or Saturday, when you drift along as most mammals do, eating when hungry, sleeping when sleepy, and meeting whomever you meet whenever you meet them.
FDA warns company after eye infections
November 7, 2006 in print edition on A8
Bausch & Lomb Inc. failed to formally report nearly three dozen foreign cases of fungal eye infections later linked to one of its contact lens solutions, according to a federal warning letter.
Winner of ‘oldest worker’ title continues farm job in Kansas
November 7, 2006 in print edition on B4
Waldo McBurney lives in two worlds: one of buggies and hitching posts and the other of a growing trend of older Americans working longer. Still spry and agile at 104, McBurney briskly walks most days from home to office in this High Plains farming community, where he raises bees and sells honey.
To eat healthy, mind those meals
Professor’s research delves into the psychology of food
November 7, 2006 in print edition on A8
A university professor argues that a good way to lose weight is not by obsessing about carbs or banning trans fats, but by addressing dietary “hidden persuaders.” Cornell University marketing professor Brian Wansink’s goal is to uncover hidden cues that influence how much people eat.
Entrepreneurs research ways to market, sell Cold War relics
Underground missile silos, vaults used for scuba diving, homes
November 7, 2006 in print edition on B4
When Gary Pipes bought a decommissioned missile base site near Pleasant Hill, he wasn’t thinking about what the 15 acres used to represent - the Cold War, nuclear missiles and international unrest. He was thinking about making money.
Owner of sex shop charged with running illegal business
November 7, 2006 in print edition on C8
Regulatory rubber bands are snapping back against a Lawrence man who has been fighting to keep his sex shop from being forced out of business by City Hall. Richard Osburn, owner of Naughty But Nice, received formal notification Monday that he was being charged with operating a sex shop without a proper license and in an illegal location.
British company to count on KU research
North American operations to be in Lenexa
November 7, 2006 in print edition on C8
A British company is poised to work with Kansas University on refining a new blood-testing procedure - one that officials say is capable of detecting breast cancer as many as two years earlier than conventional methods.
Marine pleads guilty to assault in death of Iraqi civilian
November 7, 2006 in print edition on A7
A Marine pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated assault and conspiracy to obstruct justice in the case of an Iraqi civilian who other servicemen said was kidnapped and killed by members of the squad.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
November 7, 2006 in print edition on B6
A top Kansas Republican official said former Gov. Robert Bennett was not serious when he mentioned former Kansas University Chancellor Archie Dykes as a potential GOP gubernatorial candidate.
Law could help members of Saddam’s former party
Iraqi government hopes to ease tensions with Sunnis, detract from insurgency
November 7, 2006 in print edition on A7
A day after Saddam Hussein was sentenced to hang, the Shiite-dominated government offered a major concession Monday to his Sunni backers that could see thousands of members of the ousted dictator’s Baath party reinstated in their jobs.
Patches instead of pain: Testing under way for shot-free vaccinations
November 7, 2006 in print edition on D2
Dreaded vaccinations one day could be as simple as sticking on a Band-Aid - ouchless and do-it-yourself. Early tests of skin-patch vaccines are beginning in hundreds of volunteers, one version designed to protect against the flu and another to prevent travelers’ diarrhea.
Jealousy destructive in relationships
November 7, 2006 in print edition on D1
Dear Dr. Wes & John: I have a real problem with jealousy, to the point that it makes me physically sick when my boyfriend even talks with another girl for too long. I always worry that he is going to betray me, even though my friends tell me he isn’t.
Poll call
Too young to cast a ballot? Bone up on election trivia so you’re ready when the voting booth lures
November 7, 2006 in print edition on D1
November 7, 2006 in print edition on B5
For Tuesday, Nov. 7
K.C. clay guild announces charity event
November 7, 2006 in print edition on D2
To celebrate its first anniversary as part of the Kansas City art scene, the Kansas City Polymer Clay Guild will have a sale showcasing artists and their artwork from the Kansas City area.
Two books help parents prepare for college spending
November 7, 2006 in print edition on C8
Many parents and their children approach the college process much like a deer running into the road. They just dart out there and hope for the best.
Lawrence Datebook
November 7, 2006 in print edition on B2
November 7, 2006
Kansas University coach Bill Self said the team enters tonight’s game hobbled. “We’re nicked up pretty good,” he said.
Sunflower League stands out
Eastern bracket of 6A playoffs features rematches
November 7, 2006 in print edition on C3
Four teams remain in the eastern bracket of the Class 6A football playoffs, and all four are members of the Sunflower League. Friday night’s two quarterfinal games - SM West at Lawrence and Free State at Olathe East - are rematches.
Positive leadership
Outside opinions are one thing, but who will provide the leadership Lawrence needs in the next decade or more?
November 7, 2006 in print edition on B6
Who will make the decisions today that will make a meaningful difference in what Lawrence will be like 20 or more years from now? A few years ago, a well-intentioned large group of local residents engaged in an exercise leading up to Horizon 2020, the city’s new long-range plan.
Dieters go it alone
Study: In weight-loss battle, few people turn to doctors for health advice
November 7, 2006 in print edition on A8
Besides extra pounds, dieters also seem to carry a hefty independent streak. A survey finds that 70 percent of Americans who are trying to lose weight are following their own diet plans and have no interest in seeking a doctor’s help.